The big stories of the day, explained in 10 minutes
Today 10 heads to China where Ya Ya, a female panda, returns home after 20 years. This panda was once a sign of diplomatic friendship between the US and China but now is a symbol of animosity between both superpowers. And before you go, 10 takes you on a wild breathtaking ride to Six Flags Magic Mountain in California where it’s home to 20 roller coasters — more than any other theme park in the world right now! All that and more on this episode of 10.
When these kinds of mental exercises are taught to people, it actually changes the function and the structure of their brain,” neuroscientist Richard Davidson, professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the founder and director of the Center for Healthy Minds, told CNN in an earlier interview. There are many resources on the internet to help someone begin to meditate. Davidson and his colleagues have created a free, science-based app designed to help people practice meditation and mindfulness. 3. Visualization Visualization is another sleep aid. Picture a calm and peaceful spot in your mind’s eye and fill it with specific objects, colors and sounds. Researchers have found that people who visualize in detail were able to push unwelcome thoughts more successfully from their minds. If you have trouble populating the scene, the researchers suggest asking yourself questions about smell, touch and light, such as “Can I feel the sun on my skin? What do I smell in the air?”